Val Kilmer wants to open his New Mexico ranch to paying customers. His neighbors want him to apologize for opening his mouth a few years back.
The “MacGruber” and “Tombstone” star has a 6,000-acre ranch near Santa Fe and has lived in the Land of Enchantment for more than two decades, but he’s had some unkind things to say about the state — and about veterans — in published articles earlier this decade. Because of those quotes — Kilmer insists he was misquoted — several neighbors have protested his application to operate a bed-and-breakfast on his property.
The people objecting to his planning commission application say they’ll drop their objections if he says he’s sorry. “That’s all he has to do, come and apologize,” neighbor Jose Garcia tells The Wall Street Journal. “We’re not intimidated by him.”
]]>he told writer Chuck Klosterman that his training as an actor (and specifically as a Method actor) gave him insight into experiences he hadn’t gone through in real life, citing the Vietnam War as an example: “A guy who’s lived through the horror of Vietnam has not spent his life preparing his mind for it. He’s some punk. Most guys were borderline criminal or poor, and that’s why they got sent to Vietnam. It was all the poor, wretched kids who got beat up by their dads, guys who didn’t get on the football team, couldn’t finagle a scholarship. They didn’t have the emotional equipment to handle that experience. But this is what an actor trains to do.” The San Miguel County Planning Commission is scheduled to take up Kilmer’s B-and-B application on Wednesday (June 23). He’s expected to attend the meeting, and maybe apologize for his remarks, even though he still claims he was misquoted. Follow Zap2it and Zap2itRick on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty Images